Wondering what the fireworks were tonight? Could it be the Iranian Fire festival?
Iranian Fire Festival or Chahrshanbe-Suri
The Iranian Fire Festival Chah rshanbe-Suri is an ancient Iranian festival dating back to at least 1700 BCE, also called the Festival of Fire. It is a prelude to Nowruz Iranian New Year , which marks the arrival of spring.
During this event we celebrate Iranian heritage and educate young generation and non-Iranians on Iranian culture and history, by providing high quality performances, traditional dances, music and other activities related to the occasion. Bonfires are an integrated part of this celebration and we replaced it with an elaborated Firework that is a source of joy for the local residents and participants.